With the build-up of two prior games to firmly provide a foundation, some truly dark and disturbing moments, emotional highs, strong character connections, and overall glimmer of hope, there is no doubt as to what the final score could be for Muv-Luv Alternative. To consider it anything less than wonderful is to short-sell it due to its powerful moments and well-written plot.
The Muv-Luv trilogy as a whole is one of the greatest stories ever written and everyone should experience it. I recommend it to any and everyone, regardless of what you're opinion on visual novels is.
Alternative was the ultimate finale to a truly phenomenal story. No story has affected me as much as this one. No story has made me as emotional as this one. No story has broken me like this one. This story comes highly praised and hyped, and it deserves all of it. Across all mediums: books, games, movies, TV, etc.; very few stories compare to the Muv-Luv trilogy. And yes, I mean the TRILOGY. If you ever plan on diving in to Muv-Luv, do NOT start with Alternative! You'll be doing yourself a huge disservice. The first two games may seem unnecessary, but it isn't until Alternative that you realize just how important these game are to this story.
- An absolute masterpiece of a story
- An absolutely phenomenal cast of characters
- An absolute banger of a soundtrack